What river did Mark Twain write about?
Mark Twain wrote about the Mississippi River.
Mark Twain was inspired by himself and his friend as kids. He also changed his name to mark Twain because when he was a boy, he would run to the docks ( or was it the river, well you get the idea) with his friend, and a boats man would yell to the captin "Quarter Twain, Half Twain, Mark Twain" and Mark Twain stood for 7 feet deep and safe to sail.
Mark Twain was very creative. His birth name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was creative enough to realize that his real name would not be remembered as well as his pen name of Mark Twain. He grew up on the Mississippi river and worked there when he was younger. This gave him many experiences to draw from for his stories. His pen name of Mark Twain was even from the river. They used a device…
'Mark Twain' is a pen-name used by writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He worked on the Mississippi River as a steamboat pilot and named himself after the call used when sounding the depth of the river "by the mark twain": meaning that the river was two fathoms deep (6ft) which was a safe depth for the boat to travel.
Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) spent time on the riverboats going up and down the Mississippi River. He would watch the crew as they came around a bend or entered shallow water and they would shout out depth soundings in the form of "Marks" in an almost musical tone; "Mark One", Mark Twain", Mark Three".